Hygiene...You Stink!

Jean is the Stinky Fork in the silverware family, and the other silverware want her to take a bath or shower!

Author: Julia Cook
Illustrator: Anita DuFalla
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Friendly Fork Jean just loves her job! After all, who else gets to help families enjoy a meal together? And Jean couldn’t be prouder of how she encourages table manners.

But when she interacts with the other forks, knives, and spoons, their reactions are cold as they turn away from her, saying, “Hygiene… you stink!”

Shocked by the rude comments, Jean seeks the advice of the wisest utensil she knows – Can Opener.

Can Opener is happy to share the secret formula to being clean and hygienic with Jean, going into detail about things like the importance of soap, showering, and brushing your teeth, among other activities.

When Jean shares some of her objections, Can Opener is there to explain difficult concepts like bacteria and germs, and even some strategies for how to overcome discomfort and fears, such as being scared to get soap in your eyes, water in your ears, or the dreaded cold feeling when you step out of a shower!

Will Jean be able to use Can Opener’s tips to stay clean, avoid sickness, and build stronger relationships with others?

Find out in this fifth book in the award-winning Building Relationships book series, written by counselor and parenting expert Julia Cook! This relatable story offers a hilarious approach to a very personal issue - good hygiene! This story, coupled with the outstanding tips for helping kids improve their hygiene habits, is perfect for K-6 students! 

The Building Relationships book series also includes:

Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN: 978-1-934490-62-4